The Brain Dump

My brain poured out on paper (or so to speak)

February, 2011

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    A Windows Phone update is going out!

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    No, unfortunately its not that update . It’s a small update designed to improve the software update process. Still, it is the first update for the phone and is paving the way for all the cut-n-paste & performance enhancing goodness of updates to come...
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    February Release of Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit

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    The new version of the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit is available. Biggest things I want to highlight: PerformanceProgressBar built in (no more copying finding that older blog entry) TiltEffect for controls to match the phone’s Metro interface...
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    Windows Phone 7 Developer Quickstarts

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    The Windows Phone 7 development articles are now published. They are aimed at guiding you through all the fundamentals of WP7 development, starting with “Hello World”. The topics are presented in a recommended order for newbies (like chapters of an intro...
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    Custom Page Transitions in WP7 (part 2)

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    In the last post I discussed how to create a custom page transition with the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit that used your own local storyboard. That’s all well and good but there some nice changes we might like to see. Lets allow the storyboard...
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    Windows Phone Developer Tools January Update

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    Come and get it! The new developer tools include updated reference assemblies, a new version of the Windows Phone OS emulator image, and several minor bug fixes. This update also replaces the October 2010 update, including all of the fixes from that patch...
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    Custom page transitions in WP7

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    The Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit provides the mechanism for creating animated page transitions in your Windows Phone 7 applications. It also provides a few standard transitions that match the look and feel of the built in apps such as pages sliding...
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